“Here Comes the Sun” exhibit
“Here Comes the Sun,” which features works from the Corvallis Art Guild, opens Friday at the Philomath Museum. (Photo courtesy of Benton County Historical Society)

Established in 1946, the Corvallis Art Guild provided an opportunity for local painters to interact, improve skills and exhibit work. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the group today has more than 150 professional and recreational artists.

According to the organization’s website: “The common bond of the guild is enthusiasm for creative expression plus a desire to nurture appreciation for original art in our community.”

The guild’s second major show during its diamond anniversary will be unveiled beginning Friday at the Philomath Museum. The exhibit, entitled “Here Comes the Sun,” features works from 28 CAG artists. It runs from April 16 through May 29.

Artists with works in the exhibit included: Dominique Bachelet, Aurae Beidler, Cherrill Boissonou, Brynn Carter, Philip Coleman, Linda J. Edwards, Brian Egan, Carol Fairbanks, Debi Friedlander, Jennifer Griffith, Kristin Hager, Chinh T. Le, Randye Jensen, Phyllis Johnson, Marjorie Kinch, Karen Kreamer, Steve Leishman, Kate McGee, June Nissinen, Janet O’Doherty-Hessel, Maria Orr, Cheryl Rogers, Judith Sander, Peggy Sharrow, Helen Snook, Debby Sundbaum-Sommers, Donna Webster and Shirley Wirth.

Participating artists were invited to submit up to two original pieces of 2D or 3D art which exemplifies the theme and have not exhibited locally within the past six months.

The Philomath Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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